Latest Big Bash League schedule for season seven placed here. The seventh edition of the Big Bash League kick-starts from December 18, 2017 and will see, for the first time, 10 rounds of games for each team. Till the previous season of the Big Bash League, each side played in eight games, which means there will be an increase of two rounds of BBL action. The BBL|07 schedule has been announced by Cricket Australia and updated below.
According to this Big Bash League schedule, it needs to be noted that an extra eight matches will be added to the competition. Each of the eight BBL teams will feature in one extra home game and one extra away encounter which means a total of 43 matches will be played in the tournament.
The seventh edition of the Big Bash League will kick-start from December 18 with the league stage of the competition going all the way up to January 27. This will be followed by a four-day break before the two semi-finals will be played on February 1 and 2, while the BBL Final will be held on February 4. Big Bash League, 2017-18 schedule is placed below;
2017-18 Big Bash League fixtures
|Date||Match Time||Home Team||Away Team||Venue|
|Tue Dec 19||19:40||Sydney Thunder||Sydney Sixers||Spotless Stadium|
|Wed Dec 20||19:40||Brisbane Heat||Melbourne Stars||Gabba|
|Thu Dec 21||19:40||Hobart Hurricanes||Melbourne Renegades||Blundstone Arena|
|Fri Dec 22||19:40||Adelaide Strikers||Sydney Thunder||Adelaide Oval|
|Sat Dec 23||16:10||Sydney Sixers||Perth Scorchers||SCG|
|Sat Dec 23||19:20||Melbourne Renegades||Brisbane Heat||Etihad Stadium|
|Tue Dec 26||19:10||Perth Scorchers||Melbourne Stars||WACA|
|Wed Dec 27||19:10||Brisbane Heat||Sydney Thunder||Gabba|
|Thu Dec 28||19:10||Sydney Sixers||Adelaide Strikers||SCG|
|Fri Dec 29||19:10||Melbourne Renegades||Perth Scorchers||Etihad Stadium|
|Sat Dec 30||19:10||Hobart Hurricanes||Sydney Thunder||US|
|Sun Dec 31||19:10||Adelaide Strikers||Brisbane Heat||Adelaide Oval|
|Mon Jan 1||18:10||Sydney Thunder||Hobart Hurricanes||Spotless Stadium|
|Mon Jan 1||21:20||Perth Scorchers||Sydney Sixers||WACA|
|Tue Jan 2||19:10||Melbourne Stars||Brisbane Heat||MCG|
|Wed Jan 3||19:10||Melbourne Renegades||Sydney Sixers||TBC|
|Thu Jan 4||19:10||Hobart Hurricanes||Adelaide Strikers||Blundstone Arena|
|Fri Jan 5||19:10||Brisbane Heat||Perth Scorchers||Gabba|
|Sat Jan 6||19:10||Melbourne Stars||Melbourne Renegades||MCG|
|Sun Jan 7||19:10||Sydney Thunder||Adelaide Strikers||Spotless Stadium|
|Mon Jan 8||18:10||Hobart Hurricanes||Sydney Sixers||Blundstone Arena|
|Mon Jan 8||21:20||Perth Scorchers||Melbourne Renegades||WACA|
|Tue Jan 9||19:40||Adelaide Strikers||Melbourne Stars||Adelaide Oval|
|Wed Jan 10||19:40||Brisbane Heat||Hobart Hurricanes||Gabba|
|Thu Jan 11||19:40||Sydney Thunder||Perth Scorchers||Spotless Stadium|
|Fri Jan 12||19:40||Melbourne Renegades||Melbourne Stars||Etihad Stadium|
|Sat Jan 13||16:10||Adelaide Strikers||Perth Scorchers||TBC|
|Sat Jan 13||19:20||Sydney Sixers||Sydney Thunder||SCG|
|Mon Jan 15||19:40||Hobart Hurricanes||Brisbane Heat||Blundstone Arena|
|Tue Jan 16||19:40||Melbourne Stars||Sydney Sixers||MCG|
|Wed Jan 17||19:40||Adelaide Strikers||Hobart Hurricanes||Adelaide Oval|
|Thu Jan 18||19:40||Sydney Sixers||Brisbane Heat||SCG|
|Sat Jan 20||18:10||Melbourne Stars||Sydney Thunder||MCG|
|Sat Jan 20||21:20||Perth Scorchers||Hobart Hurricanes||WACA|
|Mon Jan 22||19:40||Melbourne Renegades||Adelaide Strikers||Etihad Stadium|
|Tue Jan 23||19:40||Sydney Sixers||Melbourne Stars||SCG|
|Wed Jan 24||19:40||Sydney Thunder||Melbourne Renegades||TBC|
|Thu Jan 25||19:40||Perth Scorchers||Adelaide Strikers||WACA|
|Sat Jan 27||16:10||Melbourne Stars||Hobart Hurricanes||MCG|
|Sat Jan 27||19:20||Brisbane Heat||Melbourne Renegades||Gabba|
|Thu Feb 1||19:40||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|Fri Feb 2||19:40||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|Sun Feb 4||16:30||TBC||TBC||TBC|
40 of these games will form a part of the 10-round round-robin league and the top four sides in the competition will makes it to the finals. The top-positioned side will take on the team finishing fourth at the end of the league stage of the tournament while the second and third-placed teams in the points table will go head to head in the other semi-final.
The winner of these two matches will feature in the final that will be played in January (exact date to be released soon). What will make the BBL07 schedule interesting is the fact it will be coincide with the Ashes 2017-18 and that could increase a scheduling issue for the Cricket Australia.
While the Australian cricket board had said they won’t be looking to add to the current eight sides in the Big Bash League what they have said they would do is to expand the tournament to other, smaller cities. For the first time ever in BBL history, these matches will be played at regional venues around the country. Geelong and Canberra could be two of the venues that could host more games.
The Ashes series is scheduled to begin from December 14, which means the first BBL game begins on the same day the opening Ashes Test match ends.
The BBL schedule will be particularly interesting in that some of the Big Bash League teams have been upset with the lack of their Aussie national players who haven’t been released by the cricket board.
Last season there were a total of 32 games played in the league stage of the BBL but this season’s BBL schedule when released will see two extra rounds of the competition. This will also mean there will be extra BBL venues added to the competition.